AM: 11.6 miles, 3.5 of them fast at effort (no goal interval). Workout was 6x800, 4x200, equal distance recoveries between each. Focused on breathing, relaxing, and helping Dylan stay consistent.
PM: 7.2 miles, 3.5 of them fast with a time goal of 2:30. Workout was mostly the same as this morning- 7x800 this time, but with a max of 2:00 between each interval. I was solo, unfortunately, but this workout felt pretty easy, and I could have pushed more for sure, but I'm happy with the result especially after the miles this morning. A pretty standard 16-flat 5k effort after a tiring AM set is pretty cool to see right now. Ideally, I'll be putting in some interval days in the 2:20-2:25 range by Christmas, so I can really get a sense of whether or not I can hit my next goal. Really wish I didn't have to do these solo. The mental toughness is just challenging to have and show up with every workout. The mindset I have is much more negative when I am solo than when I'm running next to someone else/a group. I literally switch from a growth mindset to a fixed one when I run solo. The discipline is all I have to fall back on, sadly.
Splits- 2:32, 2:30, 2:30, 2:31, 2:30, 2:30, 2:30